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Iran automotive production forecast to increase by at least 10% in 2014 Iran Autos Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The medium-term outlook for Iranian auto production remains cautiously optimistic, reflecting the temporary deal reached between the US and major powers over the future of its nuclear programme in November 2013. Analyst views remains that talks will continue over the coming years, with the potential for a
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Indonesia pharmaceuticals market forecast to total US$5.87Bn in 2014 Indonesia Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The launch of the universal healthcare system in Indonesia is generally positive for pharmaceutical firms, particularly domestic firms that commercialise generic drugs. Analysts maintain that the rollout of the scheme will be challenging, given logistical and human resources issues in the country. Analysts also note that
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Indonesia defence market affected by increased China threat in the South China Sea Indonesia Defence and Security Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The South East Asian region has shown a high level of stability in recent years, with rational diplomacy trumping hot headedness. Only Sino-Philippine disputes over the Paracel, and other, islands, show significant friction. Jakarta´s positive relations with both Beijing and its fellow ASEAN members may
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India thermal energy forecast to remain the backbone of the domestic power sector India Power Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts maintained our forecasts for the Indian electricity sector this quarter as our assumptions remain relevant. We highlight that certain key themes - namely continued weakness in the economy, further coal shortages, and poor regulatory frameworks - are likely to remain prevalent even in the long-term. From a
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India metals market forecast to become a major consumer of metals over the next few years India Metals Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com India is set to become a major consumer of metals over the coming years as the government makes pertinent efforts to improve the level of infrastructure in the country. That said, major roadblocks concerning the availability of raw materials and institutional weaknesses will continue to hinder growth
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India computer hardware sales forecast to total INR590.7Bn in 2014 India Information Technology Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com India´s IT market continues to perform well and remains one of the leading emerging markets. Analysts forecast Indian IT spending will increase 12.4% to INR1.21bn in 2014 with strong growth across the board. Hardware is a particular opportunity, with regionally low PC penetration, declining device costs, rising
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Hong Kong mobile subscriptions forecast to total 18.974Mm by 2018 Hong Kong Telecommunications Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Hong Kong has many positive characteristics including comparatively high purchasing power and a business-friendly environment, and it was the first to launch a commercial long term evolution network in Asia. Mobile subscriber numbers have long passed the 200% penetration mark and, despite the latest data from
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Hong Kong shipping market forecast to report moderate growth over the next few years Hong Kong Shipping Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The port of Hong Kong holds the top position in Hong Kong´s maritime sector in terms of both total tonnage and container throughput. Analysts believe it will demonstrate growth in 2014 after 2013 performance was hindered by a forty day strike, continued recession in the eurozone,
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DMCA assists fishermen in obtaining marine driving licenses • 1,200 licenses issued so far ahead of implementation of mandatory marine craft driving license starting January 2015 • Technical training workshop for fishermen organized December 18, 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has begun offering training, guidance and technical consultation services to local fishermen in Dubai. It has also started assisting fishermen in obtaining their marine craft driving licenses after
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Hong Kong computer hardware sales forecast to total HKD21.1Bn in 2014 Hong Kong Information Technology Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Hong Kong´s emerging position as a regional data centre and cloud services hub helps to sustain growth above that seen in developed markets in other regions. The primary driver of cloud investment will be demand from Hong Kong´s large financial services industry, and opportunities for
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Hong Kong vehicle sales increased by 9.9% to total 44116 units in 2013 Hong Kong Autos Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com According to the Hong Kong Department of Transport (HKDT), passenger car sales declined 16.8% yearon- year (y-o-y) in January 2014, to 2,612 units. This was after the segment´s strong performance in 2013, when sales grew 6.8%, to 38,119 units. In 2013, vehicle sales grew by 9.9%, to
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Greece shipping market forecast to recover as GDP expected to increase by 1.1% in 2014 Greece Shipping Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts continue to see the Greek economy slowly emerging from its multi-year recession. It is moving in the right direction, but slowly. We´re holding our forecasts unchanged from our last quarterly report. That means that after an estimated 4.4% GDP contraction in 2013 (the sixth consecutive year
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Greece construction market forecast to start recovering post 2017 Greece Infrastructure Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The Greek construction industry experienced yet another year of contraction in 2013 and we do not expect a tentative recovery before 2017. Throughout 2014 the downturn will be evident in both the housing and infrastructure segments, as reduced spending on planned projects and diminished demand from the
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Greece vehicle sales forecast to increase by 4% in 2014 Greece Autos Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com In 2014, analysts forecast a 4.0% increase in vehicle sales, on the back of an expected 3.0% uptick in the passenger car segment and 19.9% jump in commercial vehicle (CV) sales. Passenger car sales in Greece increased 15.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in January, to 6,385 units. Analysts attribute this
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Germany government set a target of 35% for renewable sources by 2020 and 80% share of Germany Renewables Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts believe that the reform of Germany´s Renewable Energy Act is aimed at controlling the expansion of renewable energy, and not a sign of any retrenchment in policy. Whilst rising electricity prices are likely to remain a contentious issue for the government, industry groups, utilities and public
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Germany real estate market forecast to report increased rental rates during 2014 Germany Real Estate Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Germany´s commercial real estate sector remains in a strong position in Q2 2014 as the industry continues to benefit from its status as a safe haven amid the uncertainty surrounding the rest of the eurozone. Analysts expect some upward movement in rental rates over the year,
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Germany renewable energy source act is expected to be reformed over the next few years Germany Power Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts have long believed Germany´s Renewable Energy Source Act (EEG) will almost certainly be reformed and this is now set to occur following the signing of a grand coalition agreement between Angela Merkel´s Christian Democratic Union (CDU-CSU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in December 2013. With
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France nuclear energy target reduction to 50% by 2025 might be revised France Renewables Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts are maintaining our short- and long-term forecasts for the non-hydropower renewable energy sector in France this quarter as our assumptions remain relevant. Analysts highlight that the government´s position on nuclear energy continues to be relatively ambiguous, and we have seen signs that President François Hollande might
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France computer hardware sales forecast to total EUR8.3Bn in 2018 France Information Technology Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The French IT market is well developed with high penetration of products and solutions, as well as being home to some leading IT services providers and a growing cybersecurity ecosystem. Although desktop and notebook sales will remain under pressure in 2014 as a result of competition
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Egypt retail market forecast to increase by increasing levels of disposable income in 2014 Egypt Retail Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Egypt´s huge and expanding population, together with increasing levels of disposable income, should result in a strong rise in household spending over the next few years. Consequently, the Egyptian retail sector is set to continue to grow across all subsectors. We are particularly positive about the future
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